"If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is 'Thank you', that would suffice." -Meister Eckhart
Claudine is a 500 hour RYT in Hatha yoga with Certifications in Warriors at Ease for Post Deployment & Trauma, Yoga 4 Classrooms, Childlight Yoga and Advanced, Karma Kids, Yoga Minded 4 Teens and Prenatal With Sue Elkind. She has had the privilege to train and study with Seane Corn in Spirit Speaks, Baron Baptiste of Baptiste Power Yoga, Sharon Gannon and David life of Jivamukti Yoga, Sadie Nardini of Power Core Yoga , Shiva Rea, Rolf Gates (500 hour) and many other great teachers along her personal journey. Claudine is also a Certified Ayurvedic Specialist with the Himalayan Institute and a Holistic Health Counselor with INN. She is also trained in level 1 Buddhism and a certified traditional Usui Reiki Master.
Claudine believes in living a holistic lifestyle and thinks yoga is a crucial foundation in this process. She feels privileged to teach the beautiful art of yoga with the hope that her students will use it both on and off the mat. Her style of teaching is a mixture of Vinyasa flow with a power yoga background. Claudine also likes to encourage a freedom of expression and exploration in the body and in the mind. Her goal as a teacher is to have her students grow in strength and flexibility in their body, mind and spirituality and to share passionate hearts as they open themselves up to their full potential and truly live in the yogic lifestyle.
In her spare time she is a foster mom for dogs, an avid traveler and enjoys spending time on her kayak and paddleboard. She loves surrounding herself with family, friends, her chickens and 6 dogs.
"It is only with the hear that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye"
After practicing for several years, Patti enrolled in the 200 hr. Yoga Alliance approved in depth teacher training program at the Yoga Loft in Bethlehem PA under the direction of Carrie Morgan & Jessie Thompson. Patti completed the program in May 2013 and loves to share her love of yoga with students, who like Patti want to enhance their lives on and off their mats by experiencing a safe, fun, and well-rounded practice. Patti continues to further her practice attending workshops and yoga events. Patti has trained and received certifications in Restorative Yoga with Judith Curiel, Balanced Athlete with Johnny Gillespie and PIYO.
As Patti continues to learn from her teachers, through daily practice and from attending workshops, she looks forward to sharing her experiences with her students as they celebrate the physical and inner strength within us all.
"Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are." Jason Crandell
When Brenda started practicing yoga in 2001, it started off as a hobby to enjoy time to herself. As a single mother, she rarely had time alone. Brenda fell in love with yoga immediately. Although she had no idea what yoga was truly about she knew she felt amazing leaving her first class. One thing that touched Brenda was that yoga is all about individual improvement and is not a competitive practice.
An instructor of Brenda's taught her that wherever you are in a posture is where you are supposed to be. What a relief to not be under any pressure! As her practice went on, she started to become interested in learning more about yoga. Brenda's quest for knowledge was opened by asanas which taught her yoga philosophy and gave her spiritual growth.
In 2004, Brenda started her instructor training course at YogaLife Institute, located in Devon, PA. She finished the course in 2005 after completing the required 225 hours. In May of 2014 she completed her 500 hours through YogaLife Institute. In November of 2016 Brenda finished her Yoga Therapy Certification through YogaLife Institute. Brenda is a Reiki Master/Teacher. She is registered through the Yoga Alliance.
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you everdreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali
Jill Foltz is a certified yoga instructor, Reiki Master and hypnotherapist. Jill is passionate about inspiring and uplifting others and has been teaching a variety of meditation based self-empowerment classes since 2004. Most recently she has been creating and hosting retreats in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania and also in Costa Rica. Information on her classes and retreats is available on her FaceBook page, InspiredBy Jill. In her spare time Jill enjoys yoga, meditation, gardening, herbalism, traveling, and spending time with her family and in nature.
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self."
Jim, a local resident, has been practicing yoga since 1974. His path includes time spent practicing asana and meditation in Nepal, and yoga teacher certification with Kripalu Center. After receiving teacher certification Jim has taught almost two thousand classes at studios, schools, in parks and private homes.
Jim's yoga traces its lineage to the Pashupata path. A typical class will include centering, breath, intention, chant, warm-up, posture, flow and relaxation. We offer the following suggestions for an optimum yogic practice: bring a mat(some available) extinguish all cellphones. Arrive ten minutes early. Arrive with a light stomach. Wear comfortable clothing designed for exercise. Bring a belief in a better you.
Jim says "My yoga teacher once said If you want to learn, teach. She was right. I enjoy learning as well as I enjoy sharing what I've learned. My intention or goal as a yoga teacher is to share the gift of yoga with beginner and intermediate practitioners. Through our practice together we will build a strong foundation from which we can honor our bodies and our inner wisdom."
"It doesn't matter if things aren't perfect. My practice is my time to feel alive, loved and free."
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” The Bhagavad Gita
Aly’s yoga practice started seven years ago and she has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the community that has emerged both on and off the mat. She decided to deepen her practice by taking Yoga Tree’s first 200 Hour Yoga Alliance approved Teacher Training under the direction of Elle Kaplan. She looks forward to continually expanding on those teachings, sharing them with students, while also growing with the studio and community.
Aly wants people to be able to come to their mats freeing themselves from the judgments they may have placed on themselves or the judgments felt from their environment. Her goal is for students to feel comfortable, so that they may focus on the proper alignment each pose. She believes if you put forth the effort to set the right foundation, you are then ready to settle into the ease of each pose, ultimately opening you up to make the mind body connection. Aly’s wish is that with time and trust, students will feel the same joy she has felt learning how yoga goes beyond the mat. She is a student of life guiding students to be true to themselves.
"Yoga is like music; the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." ~B.K.S. Iyengar
Jennifer is passionate about the overall lifestyle that Yoga embodies;
as spoken of by Yogi Bhajan...a comprehensive lifestyle that allows the radiance of the soul to
shine in every facet of life.
Jen fell during a challenging 10 mile trail run which caused a shoulder injury that required surgery. (Of course she finished the race!)
That turn of events sparked her desire to learn posture modifications that allowed her to keep her yoga practice vital throughout the recovery.
Her desire to share those techniques with others, eventually led to her obtaining a 200-hour YTT certification through The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem in 2012.
Jen aspires for her students to share in the magnificent wonder of the human body and its many layers of flowing energy; in knowing that each breath and every day is a gift.
In her classes she encourages the exploration of movement through acceptance, discovery, laughter and everything in between!
Sharing in gratitude from her studies as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Sound Therapist and Reiki Practitioner.
In her free time you will find her outdoors among her wildlife friends, perhaps you will hear a gong on the wind or a didgeridoo serenading the birds.
"Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present. and by each crime, and every kindness, we birth our future. -Namaste"
A mother, a wife, and a lover of life. Taking a playful approach to life, she has a passion for all things. Jenni is a true believer that Yoga is a practice of every second, of every day.
Jenni was introduced to the wonders of esoteric teachings by her parents and was immersed in meditation as a child. When Yoga found her and led her down the path of inward exploration, she didn't look back.
Jenni's classes are a mixture of an uplifting atmosphere, with a true intent to feel, and observe. Focus on breath awareness and alignment are big staples, while intertwining the deeper focus that our true practice requires. Meditation is never rushed nor ignored, and it is to be expected to practice Pranayama and/or Mantra. With a passion for the quicker, deeper asanas as well as the stillness and silence, Jenni enjoys offering a mix of classes. Vinyasa/Hatha, Restorative, Gentle, Beginner's, Meditation/Mantra, and Yoga Nidra are her favorite offerings and practices.
She will always be a student of Yoga and Meditation. Jenni has acquired her 200 Hour YTT Certification, Reiki II Certification, and merged it with her passion of leading a healthy, compassionate, and spiritually driven life. Jenni has acquired well over 100 hours of continued education, and is also on the journey of her 500 Hour YTT Certification, as well as taking her 200 Hour training for a second time.
Rarely finding her without a smile, she will most likely be outdoors, cooking, teaching about Essential Oils, or spending time with her family when she is "off the mat." Connecting with your inner child and finding the joy and love in all things, is the best way to feel gratitude and to BE happiness.
“The greatest Warrior is the one who conquers himself.”
Diane began her yoga journey in the late 90’s and completed her 200 Hour. teacher training in 2016 through the Himalayan Institute under June Hunt. For Diane, teacher training became a gateway into a world of exploration, introspection and profound awareness. She continues to grow & evolve through ongoing trainings and workshops and believes the path to self discovery is a lifelong journey. She has completed Expand Your Power - 200 Hour Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher Training, The Art of Assisting, Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga and became a certified Usui Reiki Master under Theresa Steltzer.
Diane is excited and honored to be able to share the beauty and power of the yoga tradition. She continues to be inspired by the students of this community and their love and devotion to the yoga practice.
Diane resides in Perkasie, Pa with her husband and two dogs, Luna and Tela.
“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”
Theresa was drawn to yoga’s ability to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit from the inside out and truly believes that yoga is for every body at every age. Her style is playful and down-to-Earth, with an emphasis on meditation.
She is currently a 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training student at Dig Yoga in Lambertville, NJ, under the direction of Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny. After completing her 200-hour training she earned additional certifications in Chair Yoga and Wall Vinyasa, followed by her Usui Reiki Master Teacher Certification. Whether Theresa is giving personal assists in class or during shavasana, her Reiki energy comes through to complement your practice.
Theresa enjoys teaching yoga in studio, healthcare, and corporate settings, and has been a professional writer and publisher for many years. She is especially interested in the scientific study of the benefits of yoga, including improved strength, balance, and brain function, and decreased stress, anxiety, and risk of heart disease.
In her spare time she loves to travel and spend family time with her adult children and her granddaughter Isabella “Izzie” Grace. Izzie and Theresa have been having fun on their yoga mats together since Izzie was 4 months old!
Marcy Stone, Intuitive Life Guide. Marcy is a certified and accomplished life guide for over 15 years and holds advanced training certificates in several healing modalities as well as having over 17 years of business leadership experience. As the creator of The Soulfull Paths Technique® she is committed to helping create a world of radiant human beings that are actively manifesting their dreams and gifts into reality.
Marcy’s purpose – to help others become empowered in their lives, to see their own radiance and hear their own inner guidance, help you connect with your Higher purpose, move through indecision and doubt to clarity and intentionality and ultimately create a life you love. You will learn to identify your Inner Guidance from false guidance and carve out the pieces of your life that are no longer serving you. As you align with your values and spend more time in resonant relationships and activities, you will feel vibrant, self-confident, clear and ALIVE! This is the life you are meant to live.
Marcy holds advanced training certificates in Akashic Records, Theta Healing, Life Force Energy Healing, Reiki Master as well as being a Certified International Yoga Instructor, Esthetician and Ordained Minister. She is a lifetime student of the healing arts--including meditation, prayer, yoga, and visualization and brings her passion for growth and self-empowerment into her work and her life. Marcy resides in Telford PA with the love of her life as well as being a mother & step mother to three amazing women.
“A joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration and faith.” - Brene Brown
JoAnne Amoroso began her 300 Hour Teacher Training with YogaDharma in 2014, after having been a devoted practitioner of yoga for a decade. As an Open Water Scuba Diver, PADI Divemaster & Rescue Diver, she found that scuba diving and yoga were similar in the fluidity of breath & movement. “The peacefulness you find underwater, surrounded by nature in an environment that is at times dangerous & foreign, is exactly what we can discover within ourselves by accessing mindful breathing, especially in times of stress and turmoil.”
JoAnne’s classes are Vinyasa & Hatha based, with an emphasis on the physical asanas and restorative meditation. She teaches with a nurturing & encouraging spirit, embodying the philosophy that yoga is empowering for both the body and soul.
JoAnne resides in Doylestown with her husband Michael in a restored historic Bucks County farmhouse. When she’s not teaching or taking classes, she loves traveling the world, spending time outdoors, being in the water and volunteer work with local animal rescues.
Release the body, access the mind
Release the mind, access the heart
Release the heart, access the soul
Ken Bell, E-RYT-200 YACEP
Ken is a student of Buddhism, yoga, meditation and life. An impassioned practitioner he began his personal journey to discover a greater sense of his body/mind/spirit connection, while improving his overall state of well-being. Ken’s background is science based as an Exercise Physiologist by formal training. He has been the anatomist for Yoga teacher training programs, and is certified in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. In addition, he is also a certified Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, tai chi, and meditation and yoga instructor. He has taught yoga and meditation internationally.
Ken has a unique and skillful way of offering wellness and conscious living alternatives, and strives to inspire others in their journey of self-discovery.
He is an author of a fitness booklet and a featured contributor to health and wellness websites including MindBodyGreen.
Ken has a genuine love for people and a true passion for yoga on and off his mat which results in his compassion for others and all living creatures.
Ken is a dedicated father and husband and a free spirit at heart and teaches from the foundation of limitless potential for awakening the body/mind/spirit connection.
"No Yoga, No Peace.... Know Yoga, Know Peace"
“ You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to loose sight of the shore.” André Gide
Amber began her yoga practice with her husband when they came back from their honeymoon as something fun to try and do together. After her first class she was immediately drawn to the practice and began to attend all different classes. Progressively seeking new levels, and learning as much as she could. She fell in love with how the practice is yours, what you make it and its continuous growth.
Believing that everything happens for a reason and exactly when it should be, as if by design, yoga teacher training was proposed by whom she considered as her very first yoga mentor and positive influence, Diane Goode. Amber knew that she needed to share her love for yoga with others and all the positivity that it can bring to the world. She completed her 200hr YTT in December 2017 at Yoga Tree studio under the direction of Elle Kaplan.
Ambers love of the water and outdoors made her realize she wanted to also teach SUP yoga. She completed her SUP Yoga teacher certification in 2017 through Stoked Yogi under the direction of Melanie Smith. She loves being able to bring together the physical aspect of yoga with the natural environment being outdoors and the peace and calming aspect of the water.
Amber wants to share with others how the physical aspect of yoga can make you stronger and empowered and the mindfulness and mediation can bring you a deeper Spiritual connection.
When Amber is not practicing or teaching you can find her with her husband, Marvin, cooking/baking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey
Alycia is a Health and Wellness Coach with emphasis on transformation and empowerment. She continues to receive her education at Health Coach Institute. Alycia’s intention is to provide support, encouragement and guidance for people who want to create positive change in their lives. Alycia lives in Bucks County, Pa with her husband and 3 children. In her free time she loves to read, hike, connect with her family, practice yoga and study Holistic Healing modalities.
Alycia has always been inspired to help friends and family in any way she can. She sees the best in others and helps them to see the best in themselves. Alycia is a great listener as well as honest and open with her heart and mind. A problem solver, she loves going deeper, seeking out whats hidden under the surface. She enjoys creating solutions specific to each clients’ wants and needs. Whatever your hopes and dreams may be, Alycia wants to assist in making them a reality.
"The body has all the information it needs to heal itself; All we have to do is take time, slow down, and listen."
Timothy grew up in Souderton, PA. After high school he moved out to Boulder, CO to attend college and “experience life”. He majored in Biological Anthropology and focused on the Evolution the Earth, life on Earth, and the Proliferation of Humankind. He returned to the area in 2004 and in 2006 He graduated top of his class from The National Academy of Massage Therapy in Kulpsville PA. In 2011 he discovered the John Barnes Myofascial Release technique. He has taken over 450 hours of additional training in this modality and it has greatly deepened his awareness of the human body’s infinite healing potential.
He has refined his practice over the past 6 years, including practicing in Istanbul, Turkey for 6 months, and most recently as a resident and practitioner at The Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. He is proud to be returning to Bucks County to reconnect with family, friends, clients, & colleagues and to contribute to the team at Shanteel Yoga Sanctuary.
Timothy’s practice is centered on creating and holding space to enhance the mind-body awareness of his clients, facilitating their own innate healing processes. His spiritual interests include Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Astrology, and Shamanism. In his free time he loves to conjure up healthy meals in the kitchen and also likes to spend ample time in nature, surrounding himself in the beautiful tapestry of life.
"Yoga is about bringing wholeness to the body, mind and spirit. It's about getting connected to one’s own self to experience and explore. It is about truth and love and trusting our path. This begins the journey to open the doors for healing so we may have a fulfilled life of wellness, happiness and purpose.” Let the magic begin..." -Elle Kaplan True Yoga.
Elle has been teaching since the late 90's. She has led and continues to lead Teacher Trainings, workshops and specialty classes and teaches students privately throughout Bucks County. Elle is an activist for social change in raising awareness and mindfulness to help create a sustainable world of peace and understanding . She believes it begins within. She also leads meditation classes and founded Explore Mindfulness, Meditation and More. Elle is often found serving her community and giving back through yoga. Being the bridge for yoga and meditation is her purpose. She travels with her teacher, mentor and friend Seane Corn on Listening and Learning tours to greater understand the the world we live in and how to navigate and teach from a place of authenticity from her experiences.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel.” Maya Anjelou
Rosanna is a Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist BCTMB, LMT with over 1500 hours of Education and twenty-one years of experience in Bodywork. She specializes in Raindrop and Vitaflex Techniques.Essential Oils quickly became her passion after experiencing their profound natural healing properties. These techniques are complete modalities in themselves in that they reach all levels of the body, mind and emotions.
She is a Usui Reiki Master/teacher and Studied Holy Fire Karuna Reiki with William Lee Rand. She enhances her reiki healing sessions with essential oils and drumming.
Rosanna has been an NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider since 2011 and enjoys mentoring new therapists.
She loves her work, and enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, family and grandchildren.
I found yoga after my son was born in the form of exercise to help lose baby weight. The more I practiced, the deeper I climbed down the rabbit hole. After losing my mom in 2012, I needed yoga more than ever. I continued to find my way onto my mat, making time for it almost every day. I reached a point where I knew one day I wanted to teach, I wanted to share my love and passion, and what it had done for me with others. After researching into training programs, I found Dana Hot Yoga. Immediately felt like home. Throughout training I taught at Retro Fitness, which turned out to be an amazing tool. With everything we learned, I took that with me to my classes.
Yoga changed my life. In teaching yoga I get to witness miracles. I watch as my students grow and become more confident in their practice as they challenge themselves. I hope that I can bring the peace, love, and joy yoga has given me to others.